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Egypt's president meets Clinton, UN chief in Gaza truce bid

Published on Nov 21, 2012 11:34 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon, amid a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at sealing a truce in Gaza.

Mrs Clinton arrived in Cairo and went straight into talks with Mr Morsi and then with Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, while Mr Ban held talks with the Egyptian president, his office said.

Mrs Clinton and Mr Ban have been shuttling between Egypt, Israel and the West Bank in a bid to bolster a proposed ceasefire agreement that Cairo brokered between Israel and the Hamas movement that controls the Gaza Strip.

Members of the Islamist movement have been locked in talks with Egyptian intelligence officials in Cairo to discuss the terms of the truce.

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